On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall. In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library. When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut. An addition to that building was built in 1970. The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area. In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.
10:00 am Bingo
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
UPDATE: This event was previously scheduled at the Sunnyland Branch, but due to the renovation, the location of this event has been moved to the Main Library Meeting Room. Bring the whole family out to play bingo and win prizes! Kids & their families.
2:00 pm Interactive Family Movie Matinee
Interactive Family Movie Matinee
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grab a bag of supplies and script to follow along as you watch a movie with your family! Popcorn & interactive supplies provided. Movie: The Little Mermaid – G (1989) All ages are welcome.
2:00 pm Make It Monday: Tissue Paper Jar...
Make It Monday: Tissue Paper Jar...
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come see us for a new craft every Monday! Ages: 5-12.
2:00 pm Barnyard Discoveries
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Enjoy a visit from our friends at Barnyard Discovery and take a trip through their trailer of miniature farm animals! All Ages.
6:00 pm Tiny Art Night
Tiny Art Night
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Decorate a tiny canvas, a tiny flower pot, or sculpt something out of modeling clay. All supplies provided! Ages: 12-18. Registration Required. To register call 309-444-2241. Registration starts May 20.
10:00 am CANCELED: Coffee & Company
CANCELED: Coffee & Company
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Update: This event has been canceled due to the Branch Renovation. We hope to see you next month in our newly renovated space! Have you been feeling isolated? Are you interested in getting out of the house and getting social? Meet new faces and make social connections through fun games and activities. Donuts & drinks[...]
11:30 am Picnic at the Park- Communicatio...
Picnic at the Park- Communicatio...
Jun 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Bring your lunch to Hensey and enjoy a visit from one of our friends! Entertainment starts at 12:00 PM [Event will be moved to the Main library in the case of bad weather] All Ages.
6:00 pm Illinois Storm Chasers
Illinois Storm Chasers
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us as we welcome Illinois Storm Chaser Nick Bartholomew. Learn more about weather and his experiences chasing storms. Ages: 12+.
9:30 am Baby Bounce
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Looking for something to do with your child that is not quite old enough for storytime? Baby Bounce is the class for you! Geared towards babies under the age of 2, this lap-sit program is a 30-minute music and movement class that teaches pre-literacy skills and prepares your child for a storytime-like setting. Ages: 0-2.
6:00 pm Tween/Teen Thursdays: Nerf Battle
Tween/Teen Thursdays: Nerf Battle
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Miss Cassie every week for a variety of events & activities. Ages: 9-18. Registration Required. Call (309)444-2241 to register.